753Laguna Point - 11/1
- Nov 1, 2003Hi all,
Charlene and I birded Laguna Point for a couple of hours this afternoon,
hoping to see a lingering murrelet.
No Murrelets were seen, but the weather and a few birds kept us entertained.
Northern Fulmar - 25 (some in quite close)
White-fronted Goose - 1 (this small bird has been at Lake Cleone for a long
time, I'm not sure if it leaves?)
Black Oystercatcher 22 (in one flock)
Red Phalarope - 200+ (including some on Lake Cleone and many along the
Parasitic Jaeger - 1 (harassing a gull offshore)
Cassin's Auklet - 3
The best sighting of the day was a pod of about 30 Risso's Dolphins (Grampus
griseus) that were about 1 mile due south of Laguna Point feeding for the
whole time we were watching! We got great scope views and at one time had a
Harbor Porpoise surface close to shore in the foreground of our scope view
with the Grampus in the background!
Ron LeValley, Senior Biologist
Mad River Biologists
1497 Central Avenue
McKinleyville, CA 95519
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